Latin Resources & Encouragement

Latin Encouragement - completion certificate

If you’re just getting back into the swing of things after break, we’re sorry to have to tell you, but things get a little harder in the second semester of Visual Latin. Around this time last year, Dwane gave us a few words about that very phenomenon. You are right, the difficulty of the course will increase […]

American History Children’s Books

This list of American History Children's Books has recommendations for various reading levels, as well as a few that are "off the beaten path."

Dave Raymond’s American History includes lots of selections from original materials.  But we’ve had some parents ask for a supplemental book list.  Here’s a list arranged in loose chronological order by the time period covered in the story. In the Teacher’s Guide to the American History course, there are several pages of further reading recommendations, as well. […]

A Quick Epiphany: Ideas for Celebrating

Last Minute Epiphany Ideas

Today, January 6th, is traditionally considered the day when the three Wise Men found Jesus in the manger and presented Him with gifts. You can also leave your decorations up, guilt-free until today. Because, you know, you’re still celebrating Christmas. To aid with your celebrations, we’ve assembled few “gifts” for you. If you’re looking for […]

Some Christmas Fluff: A New Favorite Family Christmas Playlist


If you’re like most people, you like Christmas music. Just not when it’s the same over and over and over (and over) again. In this playlist we’ve included many of the ol’ favorites. But we’ve also found some new favorites. There are some really great versions and new songs out there. Find here Michael W. Smith, Jars […]

Study Tips for Christmas Break

Study Tips for Christmas Break

Finish strong! We all want to just eat cookies all day and watch movies, right? In the midst of the growing excitement and the well-deserved time off, here are a few tricks to keep your students learning and refreshed. Study Tips for Christmas Break Bring in the relatives – This is your chance to brag […]

Some Christmas Fluff: Family Christmas Movies


Our Top Ten Family Christmas Movies! We present these movies to you in no particular order. Choosing a favorite Christmas movie is like picking your favorite child. Ok, not really, but it’s not easy. Here are some of our favorites. What have we missed? Christmas In Connecticut This screwball comedy perfectly stands up all the right […]

Advent Encouragement

Advent & Jesse Tree Family Reader

[The following is excerpted from our Family Reader, “In That Day.” Click here for your free PDF copy to read the full version or to join in the readings.] The Jingle-Twinkle-Jolly-Bush. That’s a thing, right? Well, sort of. If something happens long enough, often enough or even loudly enough, it tends to become “a thing.” We […]

Advent Reader & Jesse Tree

Advent & Jesse Tree Family Reader

Our Christmas gift to you! We love the season of Advent, so we put together a Reader with an original introduction and a set of readings based on The Jesse Tree. Each day’s reading has ideas for crafts or projects for your family. This December, prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth by remembering what […]

THE BIG DEAL is coming!


Our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale is just around the corner – and it’s THE BIG DEAL! From Friday Nov. 28 to Monday Dec. 1, save up to 50% off these well-loved products: VISUAL LATIN – The best way to laugh through Latin and master English, hands down. At 50% off, this is our biggest […]

Hands On Geography: Learn the States with a Photo Map!

Hands On Geography: Learn the states with a photo map! |

One of my fondest family memories is traveling across the country in a Buick LeSabre. Like any family on a grand adventure, we took pictures all along the way. At every stop there was something to marvel at—be it the deliciously smoked beef brisket in Texas or the colossal faces of America’s greatest Presidents in South […]